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Davidia involucrata

£794.33

Common Name(s):

  • Handkerchief tree
  • Dove tree
  • Pocket handkerchief tree
  • Ghost tree
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RHS Award of Garden Merit

Description

Unforgettable white bracts appear in May, like handkerchiefs. This medium-sized tree does best in sheltered spots and should be pruned lightly in summer if at all.

Full Tree Specifications

Mature Size: medium

Time to maturity: 20-50 years

Habit / Shape: oval

Flower colour: white

Weather exposure: sheltered

Foliage colour: green

Season of Interest:

  • summer
  • autumn

Soil Moisture:

  • moist but well-drained soil
  • well-drained soil

Soil acidity/alkalinity: happy anywhere

Soil Type:

  • chalk
  • clay
  • I don't have a clue
  • loam
  • sand

Sunlight:

  • full sun
  • partial shade

Aspect:

  • full sun
  • partial shade
  • sheltered

Tree features:

  • flowering tree
  • attractive fruit / berries / nuts / pods

Possible pests, diseases, problems: generally pest and disease free

Occasion:

  • Christening
  • engagement
  • memorial
  • Retirement
  • wedding

Common Name(s):

  • Handkerchief tree
  • Dove tree
  • Pocket handkerchief tree
  • Ghost tree

buy-a-tree-online-trimmed
  • Regular watering is essential from Spring until Autumn
  • Check monthly that tree has not rocked
  • Loosen and re tie tree ties annually
  • Keep weed free, and mulch annually